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What could be the causes of urinary tract infections in elderly men?

What could be the causes of urinary tract infections in elderly men?

Enlarged prostate: Prostatic enlargement can lead to progressive urethral + bladder neck obstruction leading to impaired bladder drainage + various degrees of urinary retention. Also can develop bladder diverticula (outpouchings) from increased voiding pressures in bladder, which do not empty with urination. Retained urine "stagnates" and is fertile ground for utis. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Infection (Definition)

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What are the urinary tract infection in men symptoms?

What are the urinary tract infection in men symptoms?

See below: Burning pain on urination, fever, foul smelling urine, rectal pain, cloudy urine. For more information see this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/urinary-tract-infection/ds00286. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a urinary tract infection?

Many ways: Not urinating after sex, allowing bacteria which reached bladder during act to multiply causing uti, using bubble-bath and tub baths rather than taking a shower, severe constipation, sub-optimal toilet hygiene- not wiping front to back or holding thighs together with urinating + trapping urine behind labia, witholding urination, thongs and non-cotton underwear, not drinking or urinating enough. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a urinary tract infection in women?

What are the signs of a urinary tract infection in women?

Urgency, Pain: Urinary tract infections are infections of the urinary system. It is usually from a bacteria that is typically associated with the digestive tract. Typically it causes , pain, frequency of urination, urgency, hesitancy, blood in the urine. It can be a severe problem in older people and is a major cause of illness for them. ...Read more

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What could be the symptoms of a male urinary tract infection?

Frequency & pain: Frequent & burning pain upon urination, foul smelling &/or blood in urine. Pelvic pain. Fever &/or back pain if infection reaches the kidneys. Urine should be checked for any or all of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of reoccuring urinary tract infections?

What could be the causes of reoccuring urinary tract infections?

Many possible: Leaving bladder full without urinating after sex, bubble-bath +/or tub baths rather than taking showers, thongs +/or non-cotton underwear, sub-optimal toilet hygiene by not wiping front to back or keeping thighs together + trapping urine in vagina with voiding, chronic constipation, menopause, bladder stone/s and poor nutrition. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infections in pre-teens? What's the usual cause?

Urinary tract infections in pre-teens?  What's the usual cause?

Bacteria from stool: Majority of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI) are bacteria that live in our intestines. Girls without any anatomical problems most often get UTI because they are not wiping in the correct direction (ie. Front to back) after urination. In teenage girls another cause can be sexual activity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection in men?

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection in men?

UTI: Pain or discomfort while urinating or foul odor can be signs of a uti. Your doctor can do a urinalysis and/or culture to assess for white cells and bacteria that might indicate an infection. Subsequently, if there, your doctor would then place you on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are the causes of consistent urinary tract infections?

What are the causes of consistent urinary tract infections?

Find a specialist: (urologist or urogynecologist) who is interested in evaluating women with this problem. Uti is not always sucessfully treated just with antibiotics and there are other causes of bladder symptoms besides urinary infection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes urinary tract infections in women?

Your own bacteria: Urinary tract infections (UTI) come from bacteria already living on your perineal ("bottom") area. These "bad" bacteria that cause UTI are usually kept in check by other "good" bacteria living in the same area. Reasons women get infections are multifactorial (multiple reasons) including sexual activity, state of immune system, anatomy, bladder function, genetic predisposition, possibly diet, etc. ...Read more

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What is the cause of urinary tract infection?

What is the cause of urinary tract infection?

Many reasons: it is a very broad question. Girls before puberty suffer from it, young adult women suffer from it ( honeymoon cystitis), older women suffer from it ( post menopausal). Men suffer from it especially with stones, bladder tumors.These are just a few examples. Hence if the urinary infection is recurrent, it must be investigated. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of frequent kidney infections?

Varies.: For females, it ismore common compared to male, due to the proximity of the bladder opening( urethra)to the anal opening.So wiping backwards is one way to reduce the risk.An abnormality of the urinary tract in both sexes such as posterior urethral valve in men, or polycystic kidney disease in both sexes will be another reason for frequent infections. ...Read more

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What are the causes of kidney infection in a child?

What are the causes of kidney infection in a child?

Pediatric urologist: This should be evaluated by a pediatric urologist. Kidney infections in children suggest the possibility of there being some anatomic abnormality of the urinary tract. Reflux, incompetent valves, blood stream spread of disease, and so on should be ruled out., . ...Read more

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Can sex be the cause of urinary track infection?

Can sex be the cause of urinary track infection?

Yes: The vaginal barrel sits just below and parallels the urethra. If sex is prolonged or overly aggressive or the position is right this can cause trauma and mild swelling of the urethra. This is a form of physiologic urinary obstruction and may lead to infection. Same is true if there is swelling of the external genetalia due to sex, with partial occlusion of the urethral orifice. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


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